Identify and explain the key elements of malpractice for nurse practitioners
When providing health care, there are standards of care which a reasonably prudent provider (NURSE Practitioner) should follow. Providers at all levels are held to these standards of care. Failure to provide competent care to your patients will put you at risk for malpractice. Remaining current with the evidenced-based guidelines and providing optimal care will minimize the risk of liability.
For this Assignment, you will create a PowerPoint presentation that explains any legal implications that exist for failure to adhere to a standard of care, the key elements of malpractice, and compare the differences in malpractice policy options.
- Consider the importance of using professional resources such as the National Guideline Clearinghouse to guide care delivered
a PowerPoint presentation no more than 15 slides in length that addresses the following:
- Identify and explain any legal implications that exist for failure to adhere to a standard of care for nurse practitioners
- Identify and explain the key elements of malpractice for nurse practitioners
- Compare the differences in malpractice policy options
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (2016). National Guideline Clearinghouse. Retrieved from http://www.guidelines.gov
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Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 1 hour.
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